exit - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a door that leads out of a public place such as a room or building

    I was wandering round Belgrade Airport looking for the exit.

    emergency/fire exit (=a door allowing people to leave a building or vehicle quickly when there is danger):

    Passengers should leave the plane by the nearest emergency exit.

  2. 2
    a small road that allows you to drive off a motorway

    Take the next exit going north.

  3. 3
    the act of leaving a place

    She stepped in front of me and blocked my exit.

    make an exit:

    They made a hasty exit through the back door.

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  4. 4
    formal an occasion when someone stops being involved in a situation or activity, or is no longer in a particular position
    exit from:

    the massive election defeat that led to his exit from the political scene

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